Posted by: Shorelander
N 41° 41.768 W 084° 48.361
16T E 682568 N 4618364
Quick Description: A disk under the road marking the corners of Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2007 1:04:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM25F6
This mark lies at the northwest corner of Ohio, on the eastern boundary of Indiana, and along the southern boundary of Michigan. Twenty feet west of a concrete witness mark (MD1841), underneath a metal plate with a large "M" on it in the middle of the dirt road (alternately called Township Highway 10 and N 1000 E, presumably both Indiana designations?) lies a large, well-decorated benchmark disk.
The disk features at the center a triangle with a dot in the middle - this is presumably the point at which the three states meet. Surrounding it are maps of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, labeled with their names and the year of their admittance to the Union. Around the corner of the disk are the words "STATE BOUNDARY CORNER" and "CORNER REMONUMENTED 1869-1915-1999". Arrows on the edge point down the borders.
The disk is easy to find. A historic marker lies to the north of the disk and witness post.
PLEASE respect the monuments! Be careful not to damage the disk if you attempt to remove the metal cover! On the one hand, it's meant to be accessed, but on the other, it is very sensitive.
Condition: Mark found in good condition
Benchmark Agency: other (not included below)
Monumentation type: other (not any of the below)
Monumentation type (if other): State Boundary Corner
County: Steuben (IN), Hillsdale (MI), Williams (OH)
USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Clear Lake
Find type: Found by luck/skill/knowledge
Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed
Special category (optional): Not listed
Special Category (if other): Not listed
Web address of this benchmark's datasheet (optional): Not listed
NGS PID: Not listed
Local database's URL (optional): Not listed
- A closeup photo of the mark is required.
- A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.